Pharmacy Clinical Pearl of the Day: Golfer’s Elbow

Pain from golfer's elbow may spread into the forearm and wrist.

Clinical Pearl of the Day: Golfer’s Elbow

Golfer's elbow is a condition that causes pain as the tendons of the forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of the elbow.

Insight:

  • The pain from golfer's elbow may spread into the forearm and wrist.
  • Golfer's elbow is similar to tennis elbow, which occurs on the outside of the elbow.
  • The pain of golfer's elbow doesn't have to keep people off the course or away from their favorite activities.
  • Rest and appropriate treatment can get those affected back into the swing of things.
  • Symptoms may include pain, weakness, stiffness, and numbness in the affected area.
  • Diagnosis may include MRI or X-ray studies.
  • Treatment may include pain medications, surgery, or physical therapy.

Sources:

Golfer's elbow - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

golfer's elbow image - Google Search